This story...just, my God. “... since 1998, roughly 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct... They left behind more than 700 victims... 220 offenders have been convicted or took plea deals...”
This is nothing short of a scandal and a crisis. There should be no tolerance for, or covering up of, sexual abuse of the vulnerable ever, especially within the church of Jesus Christ.
"since 1998, roughly 380 Southern Baptist church leaders & volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct...They left behind more than 700 victims, many of them shunned by their churches...Some were urged to forgive their abusers or get abortions."
“In all, since 1998, roughly 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, the newspapers found.”
My God—how is this not 24/7 news on every station?😳 Since 1998—380 Southern Baptist church leaders have faced sexual misconduct allegations—resulting in more than 700 victims. 220 offenders have been convicted or took plea deals THIS Is a Nat’l Crisis
If children got raped by clowns as often as they get raped by preachers it would be against the law to take your kids to the circus, part three milllion and one.
It is no surprise that Southern Baptists ministers are raping and molesting children and adults, just like Catholic priests, or gurus, or any other religious leader. Reference this article for this thread.
Major new investigation by uncovers massive coverup of child abuse by Southern Baptist leaders, with more than 700 victims. (The Southern Baptists have been one of the most pro-Trump sects, and are virulent opponents of gay marriage.)
If you are SBC, you need to read this. And then realize that most of this was not recently "uncovered." It's been known for a long time. It was easier to shoot the messengers for their 'tone' than to deal with the problems and hide behind church autonomy.
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Since 1998, roughly 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct There are more than 700 victims that have been shunned by their churches Some were urged to forgive their abusers or to get abortions
Since 1998: -700+ victims -380 #SBC church leaders/volunteers accused of sexual crimes/misconduct -Hundreds of convictions/plea deals -Dozens of pending cases -Almost no reforms #SBCtoo #churchtoo #MeToo Read part 1
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The worst part is that we have known for years. I have known most of this for years, and spoken out about it. No one wanted to listen. It did not matter enough to investigate and act. Grief and repentance and silence to learn is the only proper response.
'Spotlight'-type investigation by the and San Antonio , focusing on cases of abuse in Southern Baptist churches. Equally horrific.
This is just the start of a massive reckoning in the SBC. Abuse of Faith 20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms
I know this is a really tough story to read. It was difficult to report and write. But the responses we've received have been incredible. Thanks for sharing your feedback and your stories. We're listening. #churchtoo
. investigation finds more than 700 victims of sexual abuse by Southern Baptist church leaders, many of whom remain unpunished. by
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I was 23, married a year, pregnant with our first child. I was being trained to lead a small group of middle schoolers at the church summer camp. So was he. He is low serving time, one of the men named in database, for what he did to boys.
For years, victims begged Southern Baptist to track the sex abusers in its ranks. Leaders refused. So journalists did it. Left: What they found. Right: How they did it.
20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms
Since 1998, roughly 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct. More of them worked in Texas than in any other state. They left behind more than 700 victims. From the &
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(TW) "'It's a perfect profession for a con artist, because all he has to do is talk a good talk and convince people that he's been called by God, and bingo, he gets to be a Southern Baptist minister,'" This was my father, a SBC pastor for 30yrs.
This is important, #ChurchToo. And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to abuse allegations against the SBC.
It’s almost as though the problem is the patriarchal violence of our entire society and not just the celibacy requirement of Catholic clerics specifically.
The Southern Baptist Convention giving the Catholic Church some competition in the child-abuse department
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The Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest Protestant denomination, now has their own sex abuse crisis with at least 700 victims
"So many people's faith is murdered. I mean, their faith is slaughtered by these predators." 20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms - Houston Chronicle
It is worth reading the series to understand the scope of the problem & have done critical work here-- it is the SBC version of the reporting on USA Gymnastics 11/11 #MeToo #ChurchToo
In all, since 1998, roughly 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct...More of them worked in Texas than in any other state.
My god. "Some registered sex offenders returned to the pulpit. Others remain there,incl a Houston preacher who sexually assaulted a teenager & is now the principal officer of a nonprofit that works w student orgs...Its name: Touching the Future Today Inc."
It's not just a Catholic thing. A new investigation details countless sexual abuse allegations in Southern Baptist churches
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And here is the story about the Southern Baptist Convention disaster! If you have person experience with the SBC and sexual assault, please DM me.
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But the problem is Islam right
As a Christian, I thank God for journalism like this.
Read. The crimes are evil, the coverup even more so: 20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms - Houston Chronicle
Since 1998: - 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct - 700 victims, many of them shunned by their churches,some were urged to forgive their abusers or to get abortions
When you read the report on the sex abuse crisis in the Southern Baptist Church, remember that this is the tip of the iceberg. It only counts the victims who spoke up. There are always more.
20 years, 700 victims identified to date: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms via #MeToo #ChurchToo #TimesUp
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Read this and see how church leaders allowed heartbreaking abuse to continue: #EmptyThePews
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This remarkable sentence explains a lot, and symbolizes a lot more: [Southern Baptist Convention] governing documents ban gay or female pastors, but they do not outlaw convicted sex offenders from working in churches.
According to one study 90% of sexual predators identify as religious, churches are the easiest places to "hide in plain sight" #southernbaptistconventionpredators
20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms
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This read is incredible.
20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms - Houston Chronicle
Are you someone with knowledge and/or experience with the abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention? Would you like to share your story? DM me.
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Hello, Southern Baptists. We see you, and we smell you.
ALL religions
File this under domestic terrorism “since 1998, ~380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct” 20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms via
This is only the first of a three part series. #EmptyThePews #Exvangelical via
Predator haven #SouthernBaptistConvention HARBORED, cosigned and propped up sexual abuser pastors while persecuting & expelling "sinful" LGBTQ pastors: "20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms"